Despite Midori’s heroics, Heras-Casado disappointing in LA Phil concert of music by Kodaly, Eötvös, and Bartok
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Despite Midori’s heroics, Heras-Casado disappointing in LA Phil concert of music by Kodaly, Eötvös, and Bartok

Recently, whenever there has been an opening for a music directorship at an orchestra, Pablo Heras-Casado usually gets included in the list of candidates to be considered. The 30-something Spanish maestro has many admirers and proponents, and he gets his fair share of positive press.  The New York Philharmonic just announced that he’ll be making … Continue reading

Jacaranda offers a stimulating evening of music by Eötvös and Ligeti
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Jacaranda offers a stimulating evening of music by Eötvös and Ligeti

A few years ago, I was  at Walt Disney Concert Hall to see James Conlon conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a concert of works by Prokofiev.  Sitting right in front of me were two gentleman, one older and the other younger, speaking a European language I did not recognize.  Whatever they were saying, they … Continue reading